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Legal news from Sunday, November 29, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit filed against a gun store owner that deemed his store a "Muslim Free Zone." Judge Beth Bloom of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida said in her order that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the organization that brought the lawsuit, …

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by Dominic Yobbi

A UN humans rights expert on Friday urged the government of Honduras to increase its efforts to put a stop to an "internal displacement epidemic" caused by organized and gang violence throughout the country, as well as a failing criminal justice system. Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Chaloka Beyani said …

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by Jacqueline Jones

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday called for the protection of political oppositions associated with the assassinated Venezuelan opposition leader, Luis Diaz. Diaz was shot while on stage with jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez's wife Lilian Tintori. Zeid stated that it was unclear whether the shot was meant for Diaz or …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico said Sunday that his country plans to file a lawsuit by December 18 challenging the EU's plan to distribute 120,000 refugees to each of its member states. Along with Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania also opposed the new measure, but the four were outvoted by the other member states. Slovakia stated they had …

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by Alonso Diaz

Brazil's Minster of Natural Environment said Friday that the country's government plans to sue BHP Billiton Ltd., Vale SA, and Samarco Mineração SA for USD $5.24 billion for damages caused by a dam collapse at an iron ore site the two co-own. The iron ore site, Samarco Mineração SA, is a joint mining venture between the two companies. …

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